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PUEBLO VIEJO: See the Peruvian Wild West in New Trailer

Pueblo Viejo (Old Town) is a first for Peruvian cinema: a full-fledged Western that substitutes dusty, tumbleweed-strewn streets and rowdy saloons for a remote town in the Andes. Directed by first-time filmmaker Hans Matos Cámac and shot on location in...

Criterion in October 2016: A Feast of Guillermo del Toro, Euro Classics, BOYHOOD and SHORT CUTS

Debuting ten years ago, Pan's Labyrinth remains a gorgeous, haunting masterpiece, the best film Guillermo del Toro has directed so far. In October, it will be added to the Criterion Collection with a newly graded 2K digital master and new...

Neuchâtel 2016 Review: Jonas Cuarón Crafts a Savage Manhunt in DESIERTO

Having learned a few tricks working on his father’s multi-award winning space thriller Gravity, Jonas Cuarón brings the action down to earth to craft a similarly intense tale of human survival. The idea of putting up a wall between Mexico...

DOWNHILL: This New Trailer Grinds Out Twenty-One Gears of Crazy

Patricio Valladares' horror flick Downhill is fresh off of its world premiere at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival and is now gearing up for the next stop on its tour at FrightFest in late August. Valladares recently dropped a...

RATAS DEL BORDO (BORDER RATS): Check Out The Poster For Aaron Soto's Cult Feature

A familiar name around these parts, Mexican director Aaron Soto rose to public attention through his work with Rue Morgue Magazine, has contributed to these pages a few times over the years, and turned in one segment of the very...

MALIGNO: Visit a Haunted Hospital in First Trailer

Production company AV Films has quickly become a specialist in genre films being made in Peru. They were responsible for ushering in a new wave of local horror films with the found footage fright flick Cementerio General, also the first...

Opening: YARN Knits Together Women Artist's Tales Around The World

Una Lorenzen's documentary Yarn opens in New York this weekend at IFC Center and continues to roll out across the States all Summer.   Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of...

THE ROTTEN LINK (EL ESLABON PODRIDO): Watch The Final Trailer For Valentin Javier Diment's Latest Oddity

Argentina's Valentin Javier Diment ranks as one of Latin America's finest purveyors of cinematic oddity. His Memory Of The Dead played like a garishly colored, deliriously over the top blend of Sam Raimi and Dario Argento and while the palette...

Dreaming Awake In The Trailer For EL SOÑADOR

Director Adrián Saba turned some heads with his first movie El Limpiador (The Cleaner) a minimalist drama with sci-fi elements that showed the relationship between an orphaned boy and the man in charge of cleaning up after the corpses left...

Jim Jarmusch Set To Visit Mexico City For A Conference

The main concept of the Tag CDMX festival is to invite “great minds” to share their knowledge with the general public through conferences and workshops. Over the years, they have had great presence of filmmakers, such as James Cameron, Spike...

Kristina Klebe Anchors The International Cast Of Guilherme de Almeida Prado's ODRADEK

Over the past few years we've witnessed Brazil's Fantaspoa Festival move into the production film with increasing confidence and it appears very much as though their latest effort will propel them to an entirely new level. Partnering with Argentina's Boikot...

Fantaspoa 2016 Interview: Brian Trenchard-Smith On TURKEY SHOOT And DEAD END DRIVE-IN

Fantaspoa’s tradition of paying homage to living legends of genre cinema, such as Lloyd Kaufman, Richard Stanley and Fabio Frizzi, continues in 2016 with a mini retrospective dedicated to fearless filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith, key figure of the so-called Ozploitation subgenre....

DÉDALO: Watch The Portuguese Sci-Fi Short, A Love Letter To 1979

Now that Jerónimo Rocha's sci-fi horror short film Dédalo has completed it's festival run (30 international festivals all over the world and broadcasted on national television on 3 different channels) it is time to share it with the masses. My...

PLASTICO: Watch The Hypnotic Trailer For Ricardo Soto's Dark Drama

Clocking in at just 62 minutes Ricardo Soto's Plastico is one of those in-between films that often struggle to find a home as it's not quite long enough to be considered a true feature while being far too long to...

Now On DVD/VOD: SCHERZO DIABOLICO, Deviously Disturbing Horror Thrills

An initially intriguing thriller setup leads to something quite honestly disturbing in Adrián García Bogliano's Scherzo Diabolico, now available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms (and on DVD, too!). Opening with helicopter-style overhead shots, following a car as...

BLACK CIRCLE: Adrian Garcia Bogliano Takes His Horror To Sweden With Christina Lindberg

With his latest, deviously disturbing horror film, Scherzo Diabolico, now infecting VOD platforms everywhere, writer/director Adrian Garcia Bogliano is plotting his next move. And it's taking him to Sweden. Christina Lindberg -- yes, that Christina Lindberg, the one who memorably...

Interview: Adrián García Bogliano Talks SCHERZO DIABOLICO

After directing Late Phases, his English-language debut film, Adrián García Bogliano returned to Mexico to work again with Here Comes the Devil’s Francisco Barreiro. The result was Scherzo Diabolico, in which Barreiro portraits a middle aged man who -- while waiting...

Now On Blu-ray: Pablo Larraín's THE CLUB, Stomach-Churning Drama By The Sea

A suffocating drama, Pablo Larraín's The Club (El Club) feels like an painful attack by a swarm of mosquitoes. It's not, by the way, to be mistaken for Pablo Trapero's film titled El Clan,/b>, which also came out last year....

Review: RIO, I LOVE YOU, A Pretty But Unsatisfying Travel Package

Film franchises aren’t just for the multiplexes anymore, or for movies featuring the likes of Batman, Superman, and the Fast and the Furious road racing crew. The arthouse has them too, and one of the highest-profile ones is the “Cities...

Review: WE ARE THE FLESH, Lucifer Rising

The budding filmmaker Emiliano Rocha Minter, a 26-year old from Mexico, emerged with his feature debut at International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year, finished only a couple of days before landing in Netherlands. It wasn't his first visit to...